Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

Salient Points of PM’s address at the inauguration of Health and Wellness Centre to mark the launch of Ayushman Bharat, in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh on 14 Apr, 2018

Today, on the auspicious occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti, I was in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh to inaugurate a Health and Wellness Centre. This marks the start of the First Phase of Ayushman Bharat. Sharing my speech on the occasion.

There is a special reason why I chose Bijapur in Chhattisgarh to mark Ambedkar Jayanti.

The Central Government and the Chhattisgarh Government attach topmost priority to the development of Bastar.

I am glad that the fruits of development are reaching the poorest of the poor.

The setting up of VikasKendras by the Chhattisgarh Government are great ways to strengthen development and ensure all services are easily available to people at one place.

Yet another example of our strong commitment to ensure the poor have access to banking facilities.

My valued colleague Raman Singh Ji and his entire team have been working tirelessly for the transformation of Chhattisgarh. Raman Ji’s experience, wisdom and focus on inclusive growth is taking Chhattisgarh to new heights of progress.